Police Denies ‘Shooting’ Sowore

THE FCT Police has denied reports that a female officer shot Omoyele Sowore in Abuja on Monday.


A message went viral on social media, claiming that Sowere had been shot by a female Assistant Commissioner of Police’ at the Unity Fountain.

In a statement by Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Yusuf Mariam on behalf of the Commissioner of Police FCT Police Command, Abuja, the police however said that its operatives ‘professionally restored calm at the Unity Fountain following attempts by a group of protesters to incite public disturbance.’

‘’The protesters who went on the rampage were resisted by Police Operatives in order to prevent them from causing a breakdown of law and order. There is no record of such incident as at the time of this release.’’

‘’The Command enjoins residents to remain calm and law-abiding while reaffirming its commitment towards the protection of lives and property within the FCT.

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